This week has been a complete and total circus in Washington DC.
At least, even more than usual, and that’s saying something.
Just in case you’ve been living under a very, very big soundproof rock, Brett Kavanaugh, the man who Trump nominated to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court and was awaiting a confirmation vote from the Senate, was accused at the last minute of sexual assault.
From 36 years ago.
By a woman who doesn’t remember exactly where and when it happened and has nothing more than her testimony and what she told her husband and therapists decades later.
Oh, and those accounts conflict with what she’s saying now.
This woman, Christine Ford, originally agreed to testify on Monday but has been given until Saturday to make a final decision by Sen. Chuck Grassley who is overseeing the Senate confirmation process. She had originally requested that the FBI investigate Kavanaugh before testifying…which they’ve already done six times. A sexual assault is also not within their jurisdiction, but rather, that of the police in the location the assault would have taken place.
Now, a person identified by Ford as being in attendance at the “party” the alleged assault took place has come forward…to say that he has no knowledge of such party, let alone a drunken assault.
Conservative Tribune reports:
he left’s characterization of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is falling apart after another individual identified as being present during the alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh has come forward and rejected the accuser’s story.
In a letter sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California professor Christine Blasey Ford said there were four people besides herself at the party when she was allegedly assaulted by Kavanaugh.
One of those four people, Patrick J. Smyth, a high school classmate of Kavanaugh, provided the Senate Judiciary Committee with a letter rebutting Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh, according to CNS News.Advertisement - story continues below
“I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as ‘PJ’ who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post,” Smyth said in his statement published by CNN.
Smyth went on to claim “no knowledge” of the party Ford described.
“I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh.”
This makes Smyth the third person to deny any knowledge of anything even closely resembling this incident, joining Kavanaugh himself as well as his friend and former classmate Ford named as being in the room when the incident took place, Mark Judge.
If this woman’s story is true, the sad reality is, there’s absolutely nothing she can do to prove it and, whether she likes it or not, she is not entitled to hold up such an important judicial appointment because it has been emotionally challenging for her to come forward.
Sometimes, women can’t prove sexual assault, and that’s a travesty. But as soon as we “believe all women”, not only will the Democrats be able to get away with every dirty trick they can possibly imagine, but the constitutional rights of every man, as well as every woman, will no longer be valid.
Due process trumps emotions, every time.